Published: 11 February 2019
Ms Rahayu Mahzam: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) in 2017 and 2018, how many complaints have been received about speeding vehicles at Upper Bukit Timah Road particularly at night along the stretch outside Springdale and Southaven (I & II) condominiums; (b) how many accidents have occurred at this stretch of the road; (c) what enforcement action or preventive effort has been made to reduce speeding at this stretch of the road; and (d) whether speed cameras will be installed to reduce the instances of driving above the speed limit.
1. Between 2017 and 2018, there were 14 calls and letters from members of the public to Traffic Police (“TP”) on speeding vehicles along Upper Bukit Timah Road, of which eight cases took place at night. In all 14 cases, the stretch of road outside the two condominiums was not cited.
2. There were, however, 15 road traffic accidents on this stretch of road during the same period. Speeding was likely to have been the cause for only one of the accidents. Eight of the accidents involved vehicles that had been making right turns or U-turns.
3. To help motorists make right turns and U-turns more safely, LTA will install red-amber-green arrow lights at some traffic junctions along Upper Bukit Timah Road, including the stretch of road outside the two condominiums, by the end of this year.
4. To deter speeding and other offences, TP will continue to conduct regular enforcement operations in the area. Prominent signage has been installed outside Springdale Condominium, to remind motorists of the speed limit. TP will also consider installing speed cameras in the area if found necessary.